Letters 10–23 (February 1932–March 1933)

Authored by: Sophie Fuller , Jenny Doctor

Music, Life, and Changing Times

Print publication date:  October  2019
Online publication date:  July  2019

Print ISBN: 9780367244712
eBook ISBN: 9780429352720
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In early 1932, it was discovered that Maconchy had contracted tuberculosis, the disease which had killed her father, Gerald Maconchy, ten years earlier. Rather than relocate to Switzerland, she moved first to the fresh air of Brighton and then to a house (‘Chart Corner’) near Sevenoaks in Kent. Cut off from London’s musical life, correspondence with friends and the wireless both became increasingly important. Meanwhile, Williams found employment teaching part-time at Southlands Training College in south London, as well as copying parts for Oxford University Press, the Music Department of which was under the direction of Hubert Foss.

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